Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:55
Readers respond to recent reviews of C. B. George’s “The Death of Rex Nhongo,” Jeffrey Toobin’s “American Heiress” and more.
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By the Book: Jacqueline Woodson: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “Another Brooklyn” loved “The Little Match Girl” as a child. First, “I cried for a week. Then I was done and ready to go out and change the world!”
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Nonfiction: From Humans of New York to Obama’s Office: How a Principal Built a School

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 04:30
In “The Bridge to Brilliance,” the Brooklyn school principal Nadia Lopez writes about her mission to beat the odds.
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Nonfiction: The Story of How Handwriting Evolved, and May Soon Die Off

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 04:30
“The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting,” by Anne Trubek, urges a long goodbye and an embrace of a neurological metamorphosis.
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Scots blast 'Outlander' cookbook for its American recipes

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:26

New cookbook based on "Outlander" leaves bitter taste in mouths of Scottish readers.

        
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Amy Schumer has a USA TODAY hit with 'Girl'

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:59

The star is the latest female comic to write a best seller.

        
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Nonfiction: Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 04:30
In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.
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Jeffrey Toobin talks "American Heiress"

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:53

New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin tells why the story of the 1970s abduction of Patricia Hearst still resonates. Toobin's latest book is "American Heiress"

        
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5 Caitlyn Jenner revelations from Linda Thompson's memoir, 'A Little Thing Called Life'

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:08

3. Jenner thought she might be able to re-enter Brandon and Brody Jenner's lives as a 'female relative.'

        
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New bio 'Trump Revealed' offers troubling portrait

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:50

The Washington Post has dug deep into the Republican candidate's background.

        
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'Surrender' to the pleasures of Caleb Carr's novel

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:15

'Surrender, New York' features a psychologist named Trajan Jones.

        
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Nonfiction: Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 04:30
“ADHD Nation,” by Alan Schwarz, is important, humane and compellingly written.
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Nonfiction: How to Raise a Mensch

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 04:30
In “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Marjorie Ingall says the values of Jewish mothers produce good children.
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Mieville's alt-history 'Paris' is one freaky place

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 13:02

Surrealist monsters come alive in alt-history novella.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 07:39

Look for a new Donald Trump bio from The Washington Post.

        
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Weekend books for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 09:28

Spend your weekend reading 'The Fall of Heaven.'

        
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6 beach reads you need to pack for your end of summer vacation

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 09:25

Squeeze in every drop of summer you have left with these books.

        
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:00
With little more than two months until Election Day, three of the top five spots on the hardcover nonfiction list are occupied by anti-Clinton books.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘I Contain Multitudes’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:58
Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”; and Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs.
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The Shortlist: War Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:36
New books by Luke Mogelson, Harry Parker, Whitney Terrell and Odie Lindsey.
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